Min is interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying animal behaviors. She did her PhD work at University of Basel and ETH Zurich in Switzerland. During her PhD, she was focusing on the genetic basis of social interactions between parent and offspring. She found over 1600 genes associated with parenting, and showed causal evidence for two genes coordinating selfishness and altruism, suggesting roles of dopaminergic reward and chemical perception in parent-offspring coadaptation and social evolution. Min currently investigates in C. elegans how neural circuits regulate aversive olfactory learning, applying multidisciplinary approaches from in silico to in vivo.
Cambridge, MA 02138